Ben Atkinson, owner of Katandra Station, a 40,000 hectare cattle property about 1140km west-northwest of Brisbane, and 88km from Hughenden, asks:
When is enough, enough?
To what degree do people, businesses and communities have to suffer, before decisions will be made that no more economic, physical and mental damage is allowed to occur to thousands of people, hundreds of businesses, millions of animals, all because it has not rained?
No one likes to be negative, but this situation has to be recognised for what it is, it has to be addressed. A solution, a way, a truce, has to be called. A truce, to save, to preserve as many businesses, families, people, animals, as we can, to see a future, a livelihood.